RFID sniffer. RFID Helps Blind Workers Do Their Jobs. Blind Industries and Services of Maryland is employing radio frequency identification at its facility in Salisbury, Md., to help its vision-disabled workers accurately pack boxes with the correct types and quantities of items.
The system was provided by SimplyRFID, an RFID solutions provider and software developer based in Warrenton, Va. In 2005, the U.S. Department of Defense (DOD) had issued an RFID tagging mandate in order to improve its processes for tracking and tracing cases and pallets of goods. Since then, various branches of the U.S. military have utilized the technology to track goods at the item level. For example, RFID is being used to track inventory of training uniforms and related items as they are issued to recruits at the Lackland Air Force Base's recruit training center (see USAF Boot Camp Tracks Boots).
A ThingMagic Astra reader mounted under a workbench reads the RFID tag of each garment placed in a cardboard box. Massive Retail Deployment Helps Spur 2011 RFID Systems Revenue G. ABI Research sees continuing strong growth potential in RFID markets worldwide.
It forecasts a total market size of about $4.6B by the end of 2010 for RFID systems (hardware, software, and services). The total reaches $5.5B when hardware-only shipments to support automobile immobilization are included. By the end of 2011, global RFID system markets (excluding immobilization) are expected to amount to almost $5.3B, a year-over-year growth in excess of 16%. RFID systems software revenue will outpace that from services, transponders and readers. When automobile immobilization is included the total market size is approximately $6.2B, representing 13% growth next year. Hotspots include: Massive retail deployments: "Item-level apparel tracking is probably the biggest area to watch in 2010-2011 and beyond," Liard notes, "especially due to Wal-Mart's ‘jeans and basics' tagging announcement.
" SOURCE: ABI Research. RFID Reader for Your Desk. Hits: 2997 Thinkify, an industry innovator in embedded RFID applications, has announced the release of a new RFID reader that claims to be easier to use, smaller and lower priced than similar products on the market.
The TR-200 desktop RFID reader for document control and provisioning uses Dockon's CPL™Antenna design. "We searched for a planar antenna in the 900 MHz band that would let our desktop reader be the small, inexpensive, high performance device our customers need. The CPL compound antenna is the first we have seen to offer such a high gain, while still being small enough to support our new, smaller readers," said Dr. John Price, co-founder of Thinkify. Thinkify's TR-200 reader is designed for applications where people and tagged items converge; the device enables tag provisioning, point of sale and document/records tracking in medical and legal offices. "We are pleased that Thinkify has partnered with Dockon to deliver the CPL technology in their new desktop RFID readers. Dangerous Prototypes · RFID development tools. 115-Year-Old Electric Car Gets Same 40 Miles Per Charge as Chevy Volt. 115-Year-Old Electric Car Gets Same 40 Miles Per Charge as Chevy Volt October 15th, 2011 Via: Daily Caller: Meet the Roberts electric car.
Built in 1896, it gets a solid 40 miles to the charge — exactly the mileage Chevrolet advertises for the Volt — the much-touted $31,645 electric car General Motors CEO Dan Akerson called “not a step forward, but a leap forward.” The executives at Chevrolet can rest easy for now. But don’t let the car’s 115 years let you think it isn’t tough: It’s present-day owner, who prefers not to be named, told The Daily Caller it still runs like a charm, and has even completed the roughly 60-mile London to Brighton Vintage Car Race.
If you didn’t know there are electric cars as old as the Roberts, you aren’t alone. But while the Roberts electric car clearly lacked GPS, power steering and, yes, air bags, the distance it could achieve on a charge, when compared with its modern equivalent, provides a telling example of the slow pace of the electric car. Leave a Reply. MIT researchers are printing solar cells on sheets of paper – Computer Chips & Hardware Technology. Solar power is a great alternative energy source, but it’s unfortunately a rather expensive one.
However, researchers at MIT are working on a new and less-expensive way to make solar cells which involves printing them directly on to fabric or paper. We’re not talking about any fancy paper or fabrics. The MIT researchers discovered the printing process works on just about any paper, from regular printer paper, to tissue paper, and even to already-printed newspaper. However, printing the cells is not as simple. It must be done in a vacuum-tight room where the special “ink” is deposited on the paper. It’s a much easier method than the current one, which needs super high-temperature liquids at several hundred degrees Celsius to create the cells. The substrate of the current method is usually glass and requires a number of other components that are expensive and result in a heavy, rigid object – and that’s not even taking into account the installation costs. Engineers build first sub-10-nm carbon nanotube transistor.
(PhysOrg.com) -- Engineers have built the first carbon nanotube (CNT) transistor with a channel length below 10 nm, a size that is considered a requirement for computing technology in the next decade.
Not only can the tiny transistor sufficiently control current, it does so significantly better than predicted by theory. It even outperforms the best competing silicon transistors at this scale, demonstrating a superior current density at a very low operating voltage. The engineers, from the IBM T.J. Watson Research Center in Yorktown Heights, New York; ETH Zurich in Zurich, Switzerland; and Purdue University in West Lafayette, Indiana, have published their study on the first sub-10-nm CNT transistor in a recent issue of Nano Letters. Many research groups are working on reducing the size of transistors in order to meet the requirements of future computing technology for smaller, denser integrated circuits. Explore further: Shiny quantum dots brighten future of solar cells. Nanotechnology. Just give me the FAQ The next few paragraphs provide a brief introduction to the core concepts of nanotechnology, followed by links to further reading.
Manufactured products are made from atoms. The properties of those products depend on how those atoms are arranged. If we rearrange the atoms in coal we can make diamond. If we rearrange the atoms in sand (and add a few other trace elements) we can make computer chips. If we rearrange the atoms in dirt, water and air we can make potatoes. Todays manufacturing methods are very crude at the molecular level. It's like trying to make things out of LEGO blocks with boxing gloves on your hands. In the future, nanotechnology (more specifically, molecular nanotechnology or MNT) will let us take off the boxing gloves. "Nanotechnology" has become something of a buzzword and is applied to many products and technologies that are often largely unrelated to molecular nanotechnology. Nanotechnology will let us: Some Frequently Asked Questions More Information Books.
Nano Paint Could Make Airplanes Invisible to Radar. A new nanostructured coating could be used to make paints for stealth aircraft that can’t be seen at night and that are undetectable by radar at any time of day.
The coating, made of carbon nanotubes, can be used to cloak an object in utter darkness, making it indistinguishable from the night sky. Carbon nanotubes have many superlative properties, including excellent strength and electrical conductivity. They are also the blackest known material. The long straws of pure carbon, each just a few nanometers in diameter, absorb a broad spectrum of light—from radio waves through visible light through the ultraviolet—almost perfectly. Researchers are taking advantage of this perfect absorbance in highly sensitive imaging sensors and other prototype devices.
L. Guo’s group grew sparse forests of vertical carbon nanotubes on the surface of various three-dimensional objects, including a silicon wafer patterned with the shape of a tiny tank. New "Ultra-Battery" as Energy-Dense as High Explosives. The energy density of batteries is tremendously important as an enabler of new technologies.
Meanwhile, the scramble to create ever more powerful batteries has even led some manufacturers to contemplate powering cell phones with energy-dense hydrocarbons like propane. This is why the claims made for an extremely early-stage “ultra-battery” recently announced in the journal Nature Chemistry are so remarkable. “If you think about it, [this] is the most condensed form of energy storage outside of nuclear energy,” said inventor Choong-Shik Yoo of Washington State University. Yoo’s ultra-battery consists of “xenon difluoride (XeF2), a white crystal used to etch silicon conductors,” compressed to an ultra-dense state inside a diamond vice exerting a pressure of more than two million atmospheres.
Applying this level of pressure to XeF2 “metallizes” the substance, pushing all of its atoms closer together, into a new stable state. The reaction would be, quite literally, explosive. Paint-on solar cells developed. Imagine if the next coat of paint you put on the outside of your home generates electricity from light -- electricity that can be used to power the appliances and equipment on the inside.
A team of researchers at the University of Notre Dame has made a major advance toward this vision by creating an inexpensive "solar paint" that uses semiconducting nanoparticles to produce energy. "We want to do something transformative, to move beyond current silicon-based solar technology," says Prashant Kamat, John A.
Zahm Professor of Science in Chemistry and Biochemistry and an investigator in Notre Dame's Center for Nano Science and Technology (NDnano), who leads the research. "By incorporating power-producing nanoparticles, called quantum dots, into a spreadable compound, we've made a one-coat solar paint that can be applied to any conductive surface without special equipment. " When the paste was brushed onto a transparent conducting material and exposed to light, it created electricity. Graphene supermaterial goes superpermeable: Can be used to distill alcohol. Wonder material graphene has revealed another of its extraordinary properties -- University of Manchester researchers have found that it is superpermeable with respect to water.
Graphene is one of the wonders of the science world, with the potential to create foldaway mobile phones, wallpaper-thin lighting panels and the next generation of aircraft. The new finding at the University of Manchester gives graphene's potential a most surprising dimension -- graphene can also be used for distilling alcohol. In a report published in Science, a team led by Professor Sir Andre Geim shows that graphene-based membranes are impermeable to all gases and liquids (vacuum-tight).
However, water evaporates through them as quickly as if the membranes were not there at all. This newly-found property can now be added to the already long list of superlatives describing graphene. Now the University of Manchester scientists have studied membranes from a chemical derivative of graphene called graphene oxide. Wearable Electronics Could Transform Therapies. Wearable electronics usually trade flexibility for computing power, but engineers have created a new ultrathin device from silicon that can stick to skin like a temporary tattoo and are powerful enough to read brain signals.
"You can't change the biology so you really have to redefine the nature of electronics," said John A. Rogers, the University of Illinois engineering professor who led the development. He and his colleagues describe the skinlike electronic device in a forthcoming article of the journal Science. Over the past several decades, most approaches to wearable electronics involved skinlike electronic platform creating points of contact, like electrodes, or focused on flexibility over computing capabilities.
"It throws away essentially all of the scientific knowledge and engineering know-how that's already been built up around silicon," Rogers said. NEWS: Paraplegic Man Walks After Medical Breakthrough This nearly invisible technology isn't entirely passive, either. News from Cambridge UK. RFID tag - technology and scenarios. Java Based RFID Attendance Management System Graduation Project Presentation. RFID. RFID Chipping. Civil Freedom. Freedom. Roadwarrior. RFID Chipping.
Mass surveillance. Marketing. Responsive Web Design Demystified. Tutorial by Matt Doyle | Level: Intermediate | Published on 30 September 2011 Categories: What exactly is responsive design, and how do you create a responsive website? This tutorial explains the concepts, and walks you through the basic steps for creating a responsive website layout. Responsive web design is a hot topic these days, especially as websites need to adapt to the growing number of mobile devices with their relatively small screens. Many designers and developers want to create new websites with responsive layouts, or modify their existing sites to incorporate responsive elements.
However, the whole topic can be somewhat bewildering at first glance. In this article, you get a gentle introduction to the world of responsive web design. Ready to explore the world of responsive design? Responsive design in a nutshell The basic idea of responsive web design is that a website should "respond" to the device it's being viewed on. The www.elated.com layout is fixed-width. Min-width: Rfid. Prospective. Nano. Les nouvelles technologies : révolution culturelle et cognitive.
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Fosstrak - Welcome. Fosstrak is an open source RFID software platform that implements the GS1 EPC Network specifications. If you are an RFID system integrator, deploy Fosstrak software components such as the EPCglobal-certified Fosstrak EPCIS as part of your solution. If you are an RFID application developer, use the Java libraries of Fosstrak for the non-custom parts of your application, e.g. Fosstrak TDT for the translation between different tag identifier formats or Fosstrak Filtering and Collection Middleware for tag data processing. If you are a researcher or student, use our software as a starting point for your work, e.g. to develop new discovery systems that require multiple EPCIS installations.
Easy RFID kit programming with Java. Overview Java-RFID is a Java programming library for RFID. Its goal is to create an RFID kit-agnostic API ala JDBC. Thus, programmers will write the same code to communicate with any RFID kit. Java-RFID has been tested with Texas Instruments and Microchip RFID kits. The Texas Instruments' kit used has been S4100 Multi-Function Reader Evaluation Kit. LF Read Only LF Read/Write LF DST HF Tag-It ISO 15693 (Tag-it HF-I) ISO 14443 A/B The Microchip's kit used has been 13.56 MHz Anti-Collision microID Developer's Kit for MCRF355 & MCRF45x. Download Java RFID API is publicly available in both binary and source forms under the Apache Software License. The first release is compatible with Tag-it, MCRF450 and ISO-15963 transponders.
User Guide Table of Contents Apart from this essential user guide there is a JavaDoc-based API Reference for the Java RFID API. 1. The first step is set up the kit and PC: Connect the power supply to the reader/interrogator. 2. Further notes: 3. SmartLab - Home. Software Defined RFID. OpenPICC RFID Emulator and Sniffer Project - OpenPCD. TOP 10 IMPOSSIBLE INVENTIONS THAT WORK « Revolutionizing Awareness.